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Melvin Kenneth  Edwards-Gillespie
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Obituary for Melvin Kenneth Edwards-Gillespie

Melvin Kenneth Edwards– Gillespie made his final journey home on August 17, 2017. Born December 15, 1952, he spent almost 65 years affecting the lives of everyone he encountered. In the years Melvin lived, he was known for many things to many people. He was a chef– a fantastic cook! For which he earned his culinary certificate for. Melvin spent years in the kitchen. He was also an amazing artist. He could put the pencil to a piece of paper like very few could. Melvin gave the world 5 children. Torian McMillian, Tannon McMillian, W. DeShaun Edwards, Drake McMillian, and Kennecia Edwards. Those 5 children gave Melvin 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grand children. Melvin left behind numerous family members to cherish his memory: Big sister Netia (Chicky) Powell. Aunt– Carla Crowley, Uncle-Hubert “Pete” Crowley, Cousins– Joann Dye, Grover Dye, Karen Dye, Ronald Dye-Gentry, Adrian Dye-Baker, Joyce Dye, Judy Dye, Shaneta Dye, Chalise Rollerson, Irman Jones nieces- Rhonda Powell and Tarah Powell and a nephew– Eric Powell. Among a host of other dear relatives and friends. Melvin was preceded by his mother Vera Mae Dye-Smith and his father Melvin Edwards Jr. Mother , father and son are reunited in Jesus’s house. Melvin gave his life to the church at age 6 and renewed that relationship with Christ at age 29. Melvin was know by many different names: Son, Brother, Dad, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin, ‘Ke’, “Melley-Mel” Melvin will be missed by all.

I’m Free
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Ah, yes, these things, I too, will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts and share with me.
God wanted me now; He set me free.
Author Unknown

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